Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Notes: Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California's largest redwood state park, was established on August 6, 1921 when Save the Redwoods League dedicated Colonel Raynal C. Bolling Memorial Grove near the confluence of Eel Creek and the South Fork of Eel River. League members donated $12,000 in memory of Colonel Bolling, the first high-ranking United States Army officer killed in combat during World War 1, to purchase the 0.1 mi2 (0.2 km2) grove from private interests.

Between 1926 and 1929, John D. Rockefeller Jr. donated $2,000,000 to Save the Redwoods League to purchase Dyerville Flat from the Pacific Lumber Company. In 1931, this 14.6 mi2 (37.8 km2) tract of old-growth redwood forest, since renamed Rockefeller Forest, became the core of Humboldt Redwoods State Park. By 1970, Humboldt Redwoods State Park had expanded to include 39 mi2 (101 km2) of forestland.

Today, Humboldt Redwoods State Park spans over 80 mi2 (209 km2) of terrain and contains almost 27 mi2 (69 km2) of old-growth redwood forest including Rockefeller Forest and the entire Bull Creek watershed. The park contains more than 180 mi (290 km) of hiking trails and receives more than 600,000 visitors annually.

Humboldt Redwoods State Park includes 5 former world's tallest trees (Dyerville Giant, Founders, Paradox, Rockefeller, and Stratosphere Giant), 5 of the 10 tallest trees on Earth (Laurelin, Millennium, Minaret, Paradox, and Stratosphere Giant), and 2 of the 20 largest coast redwoods (Bull Creek Giant and Giant Tree). The park contains 159 trees taller than 350 ft (106.78 m), 34 trees taller than 360 ft (109.73 m), 4 trees taller than 370 ft (112.78 m), 7 trees larger than 20,000 ft3 (566 m3), 2 trees larger than 25,000 ft3 (708 m3), and 1 tree larger than 30,000 ft3 (850 m3).

Humboldt Redwoods State Park includes 163 coast redwood groves:

  • Elisabeth Achelis Grove
  • The Louis Agassiz and Inez Greene Test Grove
  • Uriah T. and Cornelia T. Albee Grove
  • Charles B. Alexander Grove
  • Maria McKean Allen Grove
  • Lou Huntley Aloha Grove
  • Arbor Day Grove
  • Wakefield Baker Grove
  • Samuel Baumann Family Grove
  • Winifred Brown Bell Honor Grove
  • Frank and Delphine Belotti Grove
  • Charles Newbold Black Grove
  • Harold and Kathryn Black Grove
  • Samuel, Abigail B. and William S. Blair Grove
  • Samuel H. Boardman Grove
  • Larry and Bonnie Boisclaire Grove
  • Raynal C. Bolling Grove
  • Lewis and Lois Hall Bond Grove
  • Andy Bowman Grove
  • Boyer and Hamilton Families Grove
  • Patrick Dean Brinnon Grove
  • John Stanton Brooks Grove
  • Lower Bull Creek Flat
  • Middle Bull Creek Flat
  • Upper Bull Creek Flat
  • Allan F. Butler Family Grove
  • Frank and Agnes Cabot Grove
  • Calf Creek Flat
  • California Federation of Women’s Clubs Grove
  • Charles A. Canfield Grove
  • Helen S. Canfield and Marian F. Andrews Grove
  • Harry Chandler Grove
  • Martha and Harrison Chandler Grove
  • Ralph Works Chaney Grove
  • The Children’s Forest
  • Warren D. and Warren Hopkins Clark Grove
  • Norton R. Cowden Grove
  • Cornelius D. and John S. Daly Grove
  • George S. Daniels Grove
  • Helen High Daniels Grove
  • William J. Davis, Jr. Grove
  • General W. H. and Edwin R. Dimond Grove
  • Elvira Broome Doolan Grove
  • Ione H. Douglas Grove
  • Ione and John Scott Douglas Grove
  • John Scott Douglas Grove
  • Neva B. Douglas Grove
  • Drechsel Family Grove
  • Louis and Elise Drexler Grove
  • Newton B. Drury Grove
  • Garland A. and Mary L. Dungan Grove
  • Easton-Ervin-Crisler-Dilday Families Grove
  • Clyde McIntyre Edmondson Grove
  • Katherine Philips Edson Grove
  • Alvin Jerome Fabris Grove
  • Geraldyne and McIntyre Faries Grove
  • Dorothy Farrell Children’s Grove
  • Charles M. Felton Grove
  • Oliver Chapin Field Grove
  • Ruby Hale Field Grove
  • Charles and Henrietta Fleischmann Grove
  • Enoch Percy French Grove
  • Founders Grove
  • Garden Club of America Grove
  • Jonathn May Garland Grove
  • George and Barbara Girot Grove
  • Frederic Saltonstall Gould Grove
  • William Leon Graves Grove
  • Roberta Oliver Greenlee Grove
  • Thomas A. Greig Grove
  • Andrew G. Griffin Grove
  • Abraham Haas Grove
  • Fannie K. Haas Grove
  • Walter A. Haas Grove
  • May and Reuben Hale Grove
  • Chauncey J. and Ella Gayle Hamlin Grove
  • Daniel A. and Caroline R. Hamlin Grove
  • Dag Hammarskjold Grove
  • Buell Hammett Grove
  • Hammond Grove
  • Earl and Ree Hanson Anniversary Grove
  • Harper Flat
  • The Harper, Grove, Robinson, Henshall Grove
  • Mildred F. Hervey Grove
  • William Rhodes Hervey Grove
  • Edward R. Hickey Grove
  • Joseph and Margaret Hipp Grove
  • Catherine Hittell Grove
  • Charles W. Holbrook Grove
  • Harry Alfred and Norma Irving Grove
  • George C. Jensen Grove
  • George Washington Johnson Grove
  • Edith R. Harwood Keck Grove
  • Daniel K. Kelly Grove
  • Jane Kirstein Grove
  • Alzada C. and David H. Kistner Grove
  • David H. and Alzada C. Kistner Grove
  • C. F. Krauss Grove
  • Charlotte Prevost Lambert Grove
  • Rebecca Lambert Grove
  • Houston S. Landon and Genevieve E. Landon Grove
  • Franklin K. Lane Grove
  • Philip Van Horne Lansdale Grove
  • Madison and Elizabeth Lewis Grove
  • The Lord Family Grove
  • Lost Bridge Grove
  • Mailliard Grove
  • J. W. Mailliard, Jr. Grove
  • Donald Edgar Marquis Grove
  • Capt. W. L. Marshall USN Grove
  • Albert J. and Lillian Agnes Massei Grove
  • Stephen T. Mather-William Kent Grove
  • Abigail M. and John S. Miller Grove
  • Ivan Minderhout Grove
  • J. Sterling Morton Grove
  • Dr. Kurt and Hilde Munchheimer Grove
  • National Geographic World Grove
  • Native Daughters of the Golden West Grove
  • William P. and Elizabeth Nelson Grove
  • Culbert L. Olson Grove
  • Margaret W. O’Meara and Paul O’Meara Grove
  • Margaret Whelan O’Meara and Paul W. O’Meara Grove
  • Frances M. and Robert C. Peacock Grove
  • Sarah J. Perrott Grove
  • The Pioneers Grove
  • R. K. Pitzer Grove
  • Quigley Family Grove
  • Resident of Massachusetts Grove
  • Ethel Bancroft Richardson Grove
  • Bestor and Florence Breed Robinson Grove
  • Edward C. and Sarah T. Robinson Grove
  • Rockefeller Forest
  • John D. Rockefeller, 3rd Grove
  • James Rolph Grove
  • Nicholas and Tirzah Roosevelt Grove
  • Henry W. and Florance Butts Saddler Grove
  • William H. Sage Grove
  • Marshal C. and Genevieve Fore Seagrave Grove
  • Margaret C. Sherlock Grove
  • Charles and Eloise Shields Family Grove
  • Bertella Kildow Skinner Grove
  • Clifton S. Slonaker and Evelyn R. Slonaker Grove
  • Penelope Smith-Anima Mundi-Soul of the World Grove
  • Walter A. and Carmen Starr Grove
  • Claudia Davis Stearns Grove
  • Harold T. and Claudia D. Stearns Grove
  • William D. Stephens Grove
  • Lucie Stern Grove
  • Palm May Stout Grove
  • The Straw Grove Dolores and Howard
  • Che and Mary Su Grove
  • Van Nuys-Schweppe Grove
  • J. N. Van Patten Grove
  • Frederick W. Van Sicklen Grove
  • Day Webb Symmes Grove
  • Frank Wesley and Jean Pond Wentworth Grove
  • Carole G. Wesley Grove
  • Les and Nancy Whatley Family Grove
  • Harris M. Whittemore Grove
  • Bernard and Mary Willett Grove
  • Georgia Russ Williams Grove
  • Solon H. Williams Grove
  • Elliott Wyler Grove

Humboldt Redwoods State Park includes the following coast redwoods:

  • 55 LiDAR
  • 61 LiDAR
  • A.C. Carder
  • Aether's Arrow
  • Alan Mitchell
  • Alice Neighbor
  • Alice Rhodes
  • Apex
  • Arrowhead
  • Axis
  • Bamboozle
  • Barricade
  • Bolling Stovepipe
  • Bomber
  • Bruiser
  • Brutus
  • Bull Creek Giant
  • Bumble Bee
  • Bushy Toe
  • Calf Creek
  • Calf Creek LiDAR 1
  • Calf Creek LiDAR 2
  • Candlestick
  • Canfield
  • Canoe 2
  • Canoe Creek
  • Carrie Salz
  • Castaway
  • Centennial
  • Children's Forest Giant
  • Cinder Cone
  • Cinnamon Bark
  • Cone Top
  • Cottage
  • Creaking Bear
  • Creekview
  • Creekview Peninsula
  • Crescendo
  • David Elkins
  • Disco
  • Dome Top
  • Dyerville Giant
  • Eclipse
  • El Deuce
  • Enchantment
  • Evelyn Ferm
  • F21
  • F24 LiDAR
  • False Giant
  • Floodmark
  • Founders
  • Frank Atkins
  • Franz
  • Fusion Hollow
  • Giant Tree
  • Gil-Gilad
  • Golden Vine
  • GPS
  • Graben
  • Gray Poison
  • Graywacke
  • Grazer
  • Hans
  • Harold Ferm
  • Harriett Weaver
  • Haystack Needle
  • HF 1 LiDAR
  • Idril
  • Jane Oxenham
  • Javelin
  • Jeanie Taller
  • John Muir
  • Jordan Creek Tree
  • Kent 2
  • Laura Mahan
  • Laurelin
  • Logjam
  • Lone Fern
  • Long Arm
  • Lost Daughter
  • Lost Hope
  • Luke's Lookout
  • Maeglin
  • Marilona
  • Matterhorn Giant
  • Mattole Beast
  • Meanderfall
  • Mesa
  • Millennium
  • Miller Creek
  • Miller Creek 4
  • Minaret
  • Mobius
  • Mother & Daughter
  • Moundsprout
  • Navigation
  • North Pillar
  • Obelisk
  • Obelisk Neighbor
  • Obsidian
  • Odyssey
  • PA 5 LiDAR
  • PA 7 LiDAR
  • PA 8 LiDAR
  • PA 39 LiDAR
  • PA 41 LiDAR
  • PA 46 LiDAR
  • PA 48 LiDAR
  • PA 49 LiDAR
  • PA 50 LiDAR
  • Paradox
  • Parallel Pillars
  • Paul Zinke
  • Phoenix
  • Pinnacle
  • Pinner
  • Pipe Dream
  • Pumpkin
  • Pyramid Giant
  • Radford Stovepipe
  • Randy Stoltmann
  • Redway
  • Remnant
  • Rifle
  • Riverside
  • Roadside Pitchork
  • Rockefeller
  • Rocket Top
  • Rockview
  • Rosebark
  • Rudolf Becking
  • Sarah
  • Sawtooth
  • Scar Amber
  • Scar Base
  • Scarecrow
  • Seaserpent
  • Sediment
  • Shadow
  • Shamrock
  • Solstice
  • South Fork
  • Space Needle
  • Springing Buck
  • Steeple
  • Stratosphere Giant
  • Symmetrical Spiral
  • Tear Drop
  • Tenador
  • The Pole
  • The Waiting
  • Thor Spire
  • Thunderbolt
  • Tosca
  • Totem
  • Tranquility
  • Tree 139
  • Trifecta
  • Trillium Tower
  • Twenty Five
  • Two Headed
  • U5
  • UF 106.75 LiDAR
  • UT6
  • UT15
  • UT39
  • Valentine
  • Valeria
  • Warm Winds
  • Washout
  • Whippet
  • William Kent
  • Wounded Knee

Stratosphere Giant is the tallest tree and Bull Creek Giant is the largest and oldest tree in Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

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Drive: Humboldt Redwoods State Park Visitor Center is located at 17119 California State Route 254 (Avenue of the Giants) in Weott, California 193 mi (311 km) north of San Francisco.

Northbound: From U.S. Highway 101, take Exit 656 Myers Flat. Turn right onto California State Route 254 (Avenue of the Giants) toward Burlington and drive north 4 miles (6.4 km) to the Humboldt Redwoods State Park Visitor Center which will be on your right.

Southbound: From U.S. Highway 101, take Exit 661 Weott. Turn right onto Newton Rd, left onto Lum St, and left again onto California State Route 254 (Avenue of the Giants). Drive south 1.9 m (3 km) to the Humboldt Redwoods State Park Visitor Center which will be on your left.

Photos: Pictures of Humboldt Redwoods State Park

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